5-Star Filet Mignon

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“This simple preparation of the "king of cuts" will be sure to wow diners. This can be cooked either indoors, in a pan, or grilled outdoors.”

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  1. Using a paring knife, clean and trim all silverback from the tenderloin.
  2. Using a chef's knife cut away the point, or thin part of the loin. (I reserve this piece for anyone who wants a well done piece of meat or julienne it later to make a kick-ass gourmet cheesesteak).
  3. Cut the remaining loin into steaks approximately 1 and 1/2 inches thick.
  4. Arrange the steaks on a plate and return to refrigerator.
  5. Separate the rosemary leaves from the sprigs.
  6. Using a chef's knife cut the rosemary into 1/4 inch pieces.
  7. Combine the rosemary with 4 tablespoons of kosher salt in a ramekin, and cover with plastic. Shake for one minute to combine.
  8. Remove steaks from fridge.
  9. Pat steaks dry with a clean paper towel.
  10. Generously season one side of the steaks with the rosemary-salt and some freshly ground black pepper.
  11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for the other side.
  12. To prepare on grill:
  13. Preheat grill to highest possible temperature. Lower to temp to high. place steaks on grill and cook for 6 minutes on one side. Using tongs, turn steaks and cook for 5 minutes on other side for medium rare. Remove steaks from heat and allow to rest 4 minutes. Slice each steak and arrange the pieces in an overlapping manner. Sprinkle with fleur-de-sel and serve with desired sides.
  14. To prepare on stove.
  15. Heat a dry fry pan over high heat for 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to pan. Follow directions above.
  16. Bon appetit.

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